Book review: Hush, Hush

Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hush.

Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Very much in the vein of the recent popular Twilight series comes Hush, Hush. Although vampires do not feature, this story relays the emerging relationship between the quiet, studious Nora Grey and Patch, a mysterious recent addition to her biology class. Quickly it becomes clear there is something strange and supernatural about him and as we move through the book we find out secrets about his past linking him to angels and Nephils, the race of immortals created by fallen angels mating with human females.

Following the prologue, the first few chapters are somewhat rushed and undeveloped, jumping into the story without first setting the scene. This rushing, unfortunately, reoccurs several times later in the book as the author appears to be in a hurry to relay information rather than build a background or allow suspense to be built effectively. Even the conclusion of the book is a little abrupt. However, the pace is consequently fast and even though secondary characters are generally under-developed, the book is quite readable.

Hush, Hush is a pleasurable brief foray into the myth and legend of angels that will most likely appeal to anyone who has enjoyed the Twilight series of novels. The storyline concept is quite interesting, although the timing of publication suggests that this has been chosen to try and latch onto the success of Twilight rather than start a new trend. It would be interesting to see the ideas in the book explored in more detail and with a little more maturity from the author, Becca Fitzpatrick. Overall, however, this is quite a pleasant quick read to pass a rainy autumn afternoon.

[isbn name=”Hush, Hush”]978-1847386960[/isbn]